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Episode 56: Cancer: Nutrition and Managing Food Anxiety

DiepCJourney Podcast

Release Date: 05/22/2024

Special Episode 58: Fathers, Mentors, and Microsurgery show art Special Episode 58: Fathers, Mentors, and Microsurgery

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This is a special episode of the DiepCJourney podcast. It is one of the most touching interviews I have done to date. Originally recorded during the pandemic as a , I searched through my audio archives hoping I might find it to repurpose the interview. Thankfully, you can now listen to the interview as a podcast. I added a special tribute at the beginning of the podcast to honor my own Father and share the intrinsic value and meaning of the necklace I wear. Next, I honor the mentor, , who changed the trajectory of my work in 2016 encouraging me to open . The interview is a tribute to his own...

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Imagine a world where a specialist surgeon on one continent could be virtually transported into any operating room of another surgeon specialist, anywhere in the world, to collaborate with one another visually and practically. That is now a reality with the system, an augmented reality telehealth platform and innovation in education and global surgery. if the Founder of Proximie. She shares the story of her childhood and the events that made a lasting imprint on her memory growing up in Lebanon. She learned a lot about community, people coming together and sharing and supporting each...

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Episode 56: Cancer: Nutrition and Managing Food Anxiety show art Episode 56: Cancer: Nutrition and Managing Food Anxiety

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Are you feeling anxious or confused about what to eat if you have had or currently have breast cancer? My returning guest on this episode of the is Cathy Leman. She is a dietician, nutrition therapist, and a certified personal trainer, who herself has had hormone positive breast cancer. Cathy developed the , a nutrition education and coaching program. She shares her personal experience being diagnosed with breast cancer. We are discussing how to mange the anxiety that can plague many who have had breast cancer and what to put in our bodies in the form of food to optimize our health. We will...

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Have you searched endlessly for days and weeks for a microsurgeon to perform breast reconstruction? Access to care is a real concern for patients who are affected by breast cancer. Finding a plastic surgeon who specializes in tissue reconstruction in the area you live in is not always a service afforded to all patients. Traveling for breast reconstruction is not out of the ordinary. It was something I did myself for my DIEP flap. I want to bring awareness to microsurgical services in various geographic areas and interview surgeons to help patients who are looking for a reconstructive...

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Episode 54: Lymphedema Treatment and Surgery from London show art Episode 54: Lymphedema Treatment and Surgery from London

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I have been fortunate to have discussions with surgeons in the U.S. on lymphedema. This is a topic I feel should be discussed with international surgeons as well. As part of my work with I am fortunate to meet surgeons from around the world at various plastic and microsurgical conferences. I will be talking to one of these microsurgeons on the We need to know all we can about lymphedema, lymphedema surgery, how microsurgeons across the world are treating breast cancer patients for this condition, and so, this is our topic of discussion from a guest in London, in the United Kingdom. is a...

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The two-surgeon model in microvascular breast reconstruction and concerns about insurance coverage is a topic we are tackling on the . I have NOT come to understand the complexities of insurance but have gained a great deal of empathy for those in the breast cancer community who deal with these complexities, and that includes patients and surgeons. I was certain I needed to invite a guest I was completely comfortable discussing this topic with. We go back a bit. I have built trust in his principles over time and his focused passion on patient education. You have heard him on the podcast...

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Have ever been you curious about the networking, conversations, and education that happens among colleagues at medical conferences? Or are there topics you see online but are not aware of the stories behind the social media posts from these conferences? I invite a returning guest to give you a behind the scenes look at one such conference, the annual conference of . We chose a few highlights and topics from the conference to share our experience so you can learn more about these rich learning events. Here to share the highpoints and a few of our favorite topics is one of the presenters at the...

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Episode 51: Lymphedema Treatment and Surgery for Breast Cancer Patients show art Episode 51: Lymphedema Treatment and Surgery for Breast Cancer Patients

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This episode of the t is well-timed to publish on March 1, 2024, the first day of lymphedema awareness month. We hope you will share this in your community for breast cancer patients affected by lymphedema to provide them with the resources needed to treat this condition and let them know there are specialists in surgical treatment options as well. My guest is one such specialist. is Chief of Plastic Surgery and faculty surgeon at and works as a microsurgeon with , , in San Antonio. It is important for listeners to understand the function and importance of the lymphatic system. Dr. Fries...

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Are you feeling anxious or confused about what to eat if you have had or currently have breast cancer? My returning guest on this episode of the DiepCJourney podcast is Cathy Leman. She is a dietician, nutrition therapist, and a certified personal trainer, who herself has had hormone positive breast cancer.

Cathy developed the Peaceful Plate, a nutrition education and coaching program. She shares her personal experience being diagnosed with breast cancer.

We are discussing how to mange the anxiety that can plague many who have had breast cancer and what to put in our bodies in the form of food to optimize our health. We will chat about the food choices we can make to maintain a healthy lifestyle just as exercise choices are made to maintain our health.

Cathy dives into reasons for emotional eating, weight gain from breast cancer treatment, questions around soy consumption, how much protein we should consider consuming and what healthy protein options there are.

She shares portion control amounts, and we discuss how much fiber we should consider consuming per day. Cathy and I discuss realistic expectations regarding exercise for those in treatment and post treatment in survivorship. Movement in all forms is the key adjusted accordingly to your current health status. We hope this episode will encourage and inspire you to enjoy what you eat before, during, and after breast cancer!

Podcast Episode with Cathy: Episode 23: Dietitian and Coach for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cathy Leman Social Media Accounts:

Instagram: Cathy Leman Hormone Breast Cancer Dietitian

Facebook: The Peaceful Plate

LinkedIn: Cathy Leman, MA, RD, NSCA-CPT